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Electronic Resources Librarian

We are now accepting applications for a qualified Electronic Resources Librarian at Belmont University. 

Employment Type 


Internal Job Category

Non-Tenure Track (Faculty)





Primary Duties and

Position purpose:  Position is full-time, 12 month faculty position with responsibilities for overseeing the lifecycle of electronic resources and participates in licensing, acquisitions, access, administration, statistics, and support for these resources. Reporting to the Asset Management Librarian, the Electronic Resources Librarian is part of the Asset Management team and an essential member of the library’s digital branch management team in support of online learning. 

Job functions:

Describe the essential functions and responsibilities of
this faculty position.  Basic functions as required by Provost Office include:

  • Manage the lifecycle of electronic resources, including databases, eBooks, and streaming media. 
  • Provide information and data/statistics used in the analysis and evaluation of electronic resources. 
  • Maintain and troubleshoot electronic resource access issues to ensure user access. 
  • Develop and maintain policies, procedures, and other types of documentation pertaining to electronic resources as needed. 
  • Collaborate with library liaisons to identify and launch online resource trials. 
  • Promote electronic resources by creating and maintaining research guides, providing training, and arranging for vendor/publisher presentations for library liaisons.
  • Serve as liaison to a school or academic department.  
  • Engage in activities to support the mission and vision of Belmont University and the college in which you teach. 
  • Participate in departmental and university committee work.
  • Engage in scholarly activity and professional development.
  • Advise undeclared students in course selection and degree completion.
  • Participate in a local church and the community.
  • Abide by all relevant university and/or department procedures and policies.
  • The above statements describe the job’s essential responsibilities and requirements. They are not an exhaustive list of the duties that may be assigned to job incumbents. 
Required Qualifications:Belmont University seeks to attract and retain highly qualified faculty and staff that share the University's values and will contribute to its mission and vision to be a leader among teaching universities bringing together the best of liberal arts and professional education in a Christ-centered community of learning and service. 

  • Knowledge in the content areas of academic librarianship, including information literacy. 
  • Knowledge of library resource management in an academic library setting.
  • Knowledge of emerging technologies in academic libraries especially as they relate to resource management. 
  • Knowledge of current trends in academic libraries.   
  • Ability to advise, instruct, manage, motivate, and evaluate students.
  • Ability to produce reports and presentations using PC applications, including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access. 
  • Strong technical troubleshooting and problem solving skills. 
  • Must be detail oriented, well organized, and able to prioritize responsibilities and meet deadlines. 
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively in teams and in a rapidly changing environment.
  • Ability to successfully interact with students, other educators and educational institution representatives, and the general public in a professional manner.
  • Ability to develop and manage complex projects.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.

Required EducationALA-accredited Master’s Degree in Library or Information Science.
Required Experience1-3 years experience with electronic resources management systems and integrated library system. (Alma experience preferred) Experience in an academic research environment working with faculty and students.

The selected candidate will be required to complete a background check satisfactory to the University.

Belmont University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

Belmont University is a Christian community. The university faculty, administration, and staff uphold Jesus as the Christ and as the measure for all things. As a community seeking to uphold Christian standards of morality, ethics, and conduct, Belmont University holds high expectations of each person who chooses to join the community. In compliance with federal law, including provisions of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, and Sections 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973/the American with Disabilities Act, Belmont University does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, military service, or sexual orientation in its administration of education policies, programs or activities; its admissions policies; or employment. Consistent with applicable civil rights law, the University seeks employees of Christian faith who are committed to the mission of the University.  Click here to learn more.

Belmont's Office of Human Resources will conduct ongoing evaluations of the means by which candidates for employment are sought, to the end that the pool of candidates will include qualified women, minorities, veterans and disabled individuals. Belmont University is an equal opportunity employer under all applicable civil rights laws.